Nominations open for Glasgow’s Sport Awards 2022

Nominations open for Glasgow’s Sport Awards 2022

Nominations are now open for Glasgow’s Sport Awards 2022 – a celebration of the impact athletes, clubs, coaches, schools and volunteers have made on sport, physical activity and well-being in the city.

Run by Glasgow Life, the charity which delivers culture and sport in Glasgow, the awards present an opportunity to recognise the dedication and sporting achievements of individuals, organisations and projects throughout 2021 and 2022.

Spanning 11 categories, with nine open for nominations, the awards cover every area of sport in the city, from grassroots and schools to professional clubs, offering the public the chance to praise those who have been instrumental to sport and communities in Glasgow. Among the honours are: Sportsperson of the Year, Service to Sport: Lifetime Achievement Award and Glasgow Community Project of the Year.

Anyone over the age of 14 can make a nomination by visiting from today (Wednesday 31 August) until midnight on Wednesday 28 September, with Glasgow’s Sport Awards 2022 taking place at the Emirates Arena on Monday 28 November. The awards panel includes Glasgow City Council’s Education Services and sportscotland.

Hosted by Lord Provost Jacqueline McLaren, Glasgow’s Sport Awards 2022 will also focus on the future, as Glasgow prepares to take on the mantle of being European Capital of Sport (ECOS) 2023, 20 years after first achieving the feat – the first time any city has won the coveted title twice.

On the night, the nominees will be joined by councillors, event partners and Association of Chief Executives for Sport representatives to celebrate the part sport has played in Glasgow’s development and success over the past two decades.

Since being awarded ECOS status for the first time in 2003, Glasgow’s sporting reputation has grown exponentially, with the city hosting a series of world-class events at outstanding venues, including the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships, the first-ever European Championships in 2018 and UEFA EURO 2020 fixtures, among many others. Glasgow will also welcome the globe’s greatest riders for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

Bailie Annette Christie, Chair of Glasgow Life and Convenor for Culture, Sport and International Relations for Glasgow City Council, said: “Glasgow is committed to sporting excellence and grassroots involvement, and our city’s athletes, sport clubs and schools have demonstrated this time after time over the past two years.

“In spite of the challenges of the pandemic, Glasgow continues to display its credentials as a world-class sporting city. During this period, Glasgow has hosted major events like UEFA EURO 2020 matches and the UCI BMX Racing World Cup, while also attracting upcoming international competitions, including the group stages of this year’s Davis Cup Finals, the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup and the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

“Glasgow’s Sport Awards 2022 provide the perfect platform to acknowledge the scale of sporting ability within our city and applaud the phenomenal efforts of the coaches and volunteers who nurture this talent.”

For a full list of the nomination categories and to cast your vote visit